Building the Invisible Orphanage by Matthew A. Crenson
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Building the Invisible Orphanage
By Matthew A. Crenson

Building the Invisible Orphanage

A Prehistory of the American Welfare System

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Building the Invisible Orphanage by Matthew A. Crenson

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In 1996, America abolished its long-standing welfare systems in favour of a new and largely untried public assistance programme. Welfare as America knew it arose in turn from a previous generation's rejection of an even earlier system of aid. That generation introduced welfare in order to eliminate orphanages. This text examines the connection between the decline of the orphanage and the rise of welfare. Matthew Crenson argues that the prehistory of the welfare system was played out not on the stage of national politics or class conflict but in the micropolitics of institutional management. New arrangements for child welfare policy emerged gradually as superintendents, visiting agents, and charity officials responded to the difficulties that they encountered in running orphanages or creating systems that served as alternatives to institutional care. Crenson also follows the decades-long debate about the relative merits of family care or institutional care for dependent children. Leaving poor children at home with their mothers emerged as the most generally acceptable alternative to the orphanage, along with an ambitious new conception of social reform. Instead of sheltering vulnerable children in institutions designed to transform them into virtuous citizens, the reformers of the Progressive Era tried to integrate poor children into the larger society, while protecting them from its perils.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674005549
ISBN-10: 0674005546
Format: Paperback
(225mm x 144mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Matthew A. Crenson

Matthew A. Crenson is Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.

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